Ripon USD Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Program


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Immunizations must be current before registering


Note: Physical Exam does not pertain to TK (Kindergarten and Grade 1 only)


  • What is Transitional Kindergarten?

    Students entering kindergarten must be five years old by September 1st.  The “Kindergarten Readiness Act” (Assembly Bill 1381) has established a class called “Transitional Kindergarten” (TK) for students who turn five between September 2nd and December 2nd.  


  • Why have Transitional Kindergarten?

    AB 1381 requires students to be older than in previous years to attend kindergarten and provides an additional year of kindergarten (TK) for some of our youngest students.  The TK class is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program.  Students completing the TK class will participate in kindergarten the following year.  Students with fall birthdays are often not developmentally ready and need more time to be successful in kindergarten.  The two-year kindergarten program gives these students “the gift of time” to develop the social, emotional, and academic skills necessary to build self-confidence and achieve success in school and in the future.


  • What is the TK Class program?

    The TK class works with a mixture of preschool foundations and kindergarten standards.  Instruction will focus on language and literacy, math, and social emotional development through large and small group instruction, as well as hands-on activities.


  • Where are the TK Classes?

    The TK Classes will be held at Ripon Elementary and Ripona Elementary, with a full day program from 8:15-2:00.


  • Can other students become part of the TK Class?

    Students who turn five after December 2nd may be accepted into the TK Class as they turn five, if space is available.


  • How do I register my child?

    2021-2022 Registration will be processed online only, starting March 8, 2021. For general questions about transitional kindergarten, you may also contact Kathy Coleman ( or Renee Roberts ( (209) 599-2131, at the District Office.

Ripon Unified School District 
304 N. Acacia Avenue 
Ripon CA 95366 
(209) 599-2131

Office Hours (School in Session)

Mon - Fri: 8:00 am to 4 pm

Summer Hours

Mon - Thu: 8:00 am to 4 pm

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